Karen Dear is our class co-
Karen Dear AISTD
Jill Bridger, Principal
RAD Teaching Diploma
AISTD Dip & MNATD
Creator of Melody Bear and Melody Movement Early Learning
Jill Bridger started the school in 1988 in Cambridge and has seen it grow from 30 children at the Cambridge Drama Centre to over 650 students.
Jill is a registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance and National Association of Teachers of Dance.
Her creation, Melody Bear, is now taught and enjoyed by 450 teachers across the UK and oversea. Visit www.melodymovement.com for further details.
Stephanie Evans teaches our ISTD modern and tap grades. Stephanie’s classes also include opportunities for students to do a variety of dance styles including street and body conditioning.
Due to the demand for our Melody Movement pre-
Helen Ellis joined our team in 2011 and is a trained Melody Movement teacher.
Jo Turner joined our offices in May 2010 and her assistance with both our Melody Movement Early Learning projects and busy school events has been invaluable. Jo also coordinates our chaperones and parent volunteers at our school shows.
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Holli Grice is a former students of the school who returned to teach for us in 2017. Holli has many skills to share having trained as an Acting Coach and fitness instructor as well as gaining a BTEC Diploma is Musical Theatre.
Bernadette Lemon is heading back to her roots! Bernadette was a student at Jill Bridger school of dance from the early age of 3 right up to 16 when she moved onto vocational training at Masters Performing Arts College. In addition to teaching our Melody Bear classes, Bernadette teaches our RAD grades, Ballet Extra and Vocational Focus Sessions. She also choreographsthe school’s TEAM JB routines.
Emma Louise Campbell has a wealth of experience to share having gained at BA (hons) Dance and Professional Practice and a Postgraduate Masters in Dance Making and Performance. In addition to teaching Melody Bear and ballet classes, Emma Louise teaches our combination modern & tap classes.
Everyone loves Melody Bear
Meaghan Gates first came to the school with her two boys joining in our Melody Bear classes. She loved the classes so much that she joined our teacher training programme and now teaches classes at the Melody Bear HQ and works with Helen at the Cambourne Hub. Meaghan is joining the office team too in September 2019.
Grace Atyes will be a familiar face to many of you as she is an ex-
Emily Pullen is our Melody Bear HQ Saturday morning teacher teaching Melody Movement and grade classes.
Cheryl Radford is our school administrator who joined our team in 2014. Cheryl is students’ parents point of contact at our busy Melody Bear offices and she can be contacted directly by phone or email email@example.com
Glenn Nairn is the Melody Bear HQ accounts and staff administrator and Jill’s assistant. Glenn has been with the team for many years and her knowledge of the office workings keep all the ‘cogs’ moving.